This season my closet is slowly but steadily filling up with sheer blouses. I was suspicious of them at first–after seeing them styled with nothing but a bra underneath I assumed they were another trend off limits to big busted women — but after realizing their potential for layering I was hooked. I love throwing them on over tight tanktops I’d never wear alone, pairing them with jeans and dresses, and playing with different color combinations: sheer forest green looks amazing over navy blue, for example. As these flowy tops becomes ubiquitous I’m wondering if you share my enthusiasm: are you embracing the sheer blouse trend? Or do you prefer your clothes more structured and, well, not see-through? [$88, ASOS]
Marina Abramovic’s “The Artist is Present” closed at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art earlier this week — which our Amelia wanted me to say she “loved, loved, loved, loved, loved” — and Givenchy hosted a star-studded celebration fêting the performance artist. The celebrities in attendance seemed to think that since the exhibit featured nudity, they should wear something revealing, and see-through dresses were the trend of the evening, with Christina Ricci, Liv Tyler, and Cassie all wearing them. What’s with all the peep-show clothes lately? Keep reading »
The other day, while walking down the street, I noticed (without trying) that the woman in front of me was wearing shorts sheer enough that her undies were completely visible. The shorts were so transparent there was absolutely no mistaking she knew what she was showing the world. Sheer clothes are big for summer, and translucent bottoms seems to be a bit of a trend, as Refinery29 noted at least seven companies that offer sheer pants. I guess if you’re going to wear pants during the summer, gauzy is the way to go. But what do you do about underwear — put it on display? What do you think about these practically transparent pants? [Refinery29] Keep reading »
You know those nights when you’re dancing and it’s hot and, all of a sudden, the t-shirt and bubble skirt you’re wearing start to feel like altogether too much clothing? This is a dress for such evenings. Screw layers and sleeves and embrace nearly naked. It’s a big switch after the wool we’ve been burying ourselves in all winter, but it’s a definite case of trading up. We’re into the off-kilter layering of sheer and opaque, but not as much as we’re loving the nice price tag. It’s not cheap, but this dress looks more Alexander Wang than $138 usually buys.
Yesterday, Catherine polled readers about this odd see-through shirt trend (and according to the results, over half of you are anti-), but what we failed to mention is that Rihanna is not only the ringleader of this scary mid-’90′s throwback, she’s by far the most in your face about it as well. Witness this handy montage of Nippies that she shamelessly paraded all over downtown New York. Moving on to a more personal note, unless you travel with an entourage and bodyguards and need to wear crazy getups to get in the tabloids because that’s part of the fame game (mouthful!), I am not feeling this look for real life. However! Must confess here and now that I love the plain, flesh-colored Nippies and I wear them all the freakin’ time with tank tops and strapless dresses and low v-necks and backless-es and everything but see-through shirts. Anyone else actually try them? Or actually like the look of glitter pasties underneath a $5,000 mesh top? Discuss! Keep reading »
On the runways the last couple seasons, designers have been showing off models’ breasts with sheer tops and no bras in sight. Check out the NSFW see-through designs from last week’s London Fashion Week, then promise us you will never show your nipples in public. Keep reading »
Back when Contempo Casuals made us all total Betties, they probably marketed more sheer tops than Spring Break wet t-shirt contests. And now, almost a decade later, sheer is sexier than ever! The likes of actress Christina Ricci at the Met Costume Gala and model Eva Herzigova at Cannes have strutted down the red carpet in nothing but hot shorts under sheer dresses. Even Courtney Love is rockin’ a see-through slip — although you know she was probably just going to get coffee. But celebs shouldn’t get to have all the fun, here’s how we regular folk can show off! Keep reading »